Picou Henri Pierre, 1824 – 1895

French painter. Born in Nantes. In 1842 - 1845 he studied at the Paris School of Fine Arts under the guidence of P. Delaroche and M. S. Hleyr. Since 1847 he exhibited his works at numerous Parisian salons, where in 1848 and 1857 he was awarded with medals of the second class. In 1858 became the winner of the Rome Prize - one of France's most pre...

French painter. Born in Nantes. In 1842 - 1845 he studied at the Paris School of Fine Arts under the guidence of P. Delaroche and M. S. Hleyr. Since 1847 he exhibited his works at numerous Parisian salons, where in 1848 and 1857 he was awarded with medals of the second class. In 1858 became the winner of the Rome Prize - one of France's most prestigious awards in the arts. Lived and worked in Paris. Wrote allegorical images, oriental, historical and genre scenes. He was engaged in monumental painting. Art critics called him the most fashionable painter of the end of the Second French Empire. The works are kept in the museums of Amiens, Nantes and other cities of France.

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